it three out of three after Parkfield Liscard demolition
Jamie Bowman - Saturday 2nd May 2015
Burscough are now the only team in the Med Imaging Liverpool Competition to have won all their three league games after Rob Glaysher's team demolished Parkfield Liscard by 124 runs. Ryan Hughes got things off to a positive start at School Lane by making 83 before Lee Berrie added 31 in the home team’s 190-7 declared off 49 overs. Skipper Glaysher then chipped in with 3-18 but Jon Stone and Jack Cosgrove also took three wickets as the Wirral team were dismissed for 66 in only 26.5 overs.
Perhaps the tensest game of the day was played at Old Xaverians where the home side defeated Hightown St Mary's by one wicket. Mark Doyle’'s 5-12 helped bowl out the visitors for 91, this despite Kamran Hussain's 31, and Jamie Doyle's team appeared to be cruising home at 41-1. However, Jim Kelly’s 5-33 derailed their innings and Old Xaverians were mighty grateful for Ian Formby's cool 16 not out.
Alder also had the best of a low scoring encounter when they defeated Wavertree by three wickets at Sandown Lane. Nazim Mohammed grabbed 6-31 as the hosts made only 77 in 41.2 overs but Jafari Toppin then took 5-32 for Wavertree. David Conlan's 40 helped Alder reach their target for the loss of seven wickets.
Orrell Red Triangle's Lee Martinus had a day to remember at Caldy. The medium pacer returned the remarkable figures of 7.2-3-6-5 as the home team were bowled out for 97 in 38.2 overs, although Chris Edwards had offered resistance with 54. Jonathan Cooper then made 41 not out to see Orrell home in 31.4 overs.
It was not a good day for Birkenhead St Mary's, who slumped to a nine wicket defeat at the hands of Spring View. Akbar Rehman took 5-10 and Declan Mulvey took 3-28 as the Wirral team were skittled for 78 in 32.5 overs. Lewis Matthews then made 44 not out and Rehman added an unbeaten 25 as the home team knocked the runs off in only 18.5 overs.
The effects of Friday's rain prevented any play in the game between Sutton and Skelmersdale.